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PRINTER'S NO. 1555
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
283
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY EICHELBERGER, DINNIMAN, SCARNATI, GREENLEAF,
SCAVELLO, SABATINA, MENSCH, ARGALL, TEPLITZ, BAKER, AUMENT,
SCHWANK, BREWSTER, GORDNER, VULAKOVICH, McILHINNEY, FOLMER,
BARTOLOTTA, HAYWOOD, FONTANA, COSTA, YUDICHAK, WARD,
RAFFERTY, YAW, HUTCHINSON, WHITE, FARNESE, BOSCOLA,
RESCHENTHALER AND HUGHES, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of January 31 through February 6, 2016, as
"Catholic Schools Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Catholic schools in this Commonwealth are
celebrating "Catholic Schools Week" during the week of January
31 through February 6, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The theme for this year is "Catholic Schools:
Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service"; and
WHEREAS, Catholic elementary and secondary schools educate
approximately 153,000 students annually and save State and local
taxpayers more then $2 billion each year; and
WHEREAS, Catholic schools instill in young people a strong
foundation of values, self-esteem, self-confidence and
leadership skills; and
WHEREAS, Catholic schools, in providing young people with a
strong foundation of the values and academic skills needed in
becoming responsible citizens of this Commonwealth and this
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nation, have a drop-out rate of less than 3% and a postsecondary
higher education rate of 90%; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the week of January 31
through February 6, 2016, as "Catholic Schools Week" in
Pennsylvania and express congratulations and appreciation to
Catholic elementary and secondary schools across this
Commonwealth.
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